Pollution

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Fit washing machines with filters to reduce microplastic pollution, MPs say
Women’s Institute supports initiative, urging manufacturers to take action on plastic microfibres

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

21, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘We feel vindicated’: life by a landfill after vital high court ruling
People living amid toxic fumes hope ruling will force Walleys Quarry to make urgent changes

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

17, Sep, 2021 @3:23 PM

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Pollution on some new UK trains ‘13 times one of London’s busiest roads’
Nitrogen dioxide levels far exceed average recorded on traffic-clogged Marylebone Road, according to a study

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

16, Sep, 2021 @7:01 PM

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Watchdog must do more to protect boy, 5, from landfill fumes, court rules
Doctors say Mathew Richards’ life expectancy has been shortened due to exposure to hydrogen sulphide fumes

Jessica Murray

16, Sep, 2021 @4:23 PM

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Production of forever chemicals emits potent greenhouse gases, analysis finds
EPA data reveals that one of America’s biggest PFAS manufacturing plants is second largest polluter of highly damaging HCFC-22 gas

Tom Perkins

16, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Pollution is damaging UK rivers more than public thinks, report says
Survey finds 43% of people saying waterways are in good condition despite threats in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Patrick Barkham

14, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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‘Forever chemicals’: the hidden threat from the toxic PFAS on your shelf
PFAS are used in paints, food packaging and even cosmetics. We know they are in our water, air, soil and bodies – but less about how they will affect us

Anna Turns

14, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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New Thames tunnel will make London pollution worse, warn climate activists
Campaigners say Sadiq Khan’s support for a four-lane road under the river is at odds with his environmental aims

Harriet Sherwood

11, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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An actor, two big bees and a lot of experts: a week spent tackling the planet’s problems
World’s largest conservation summit since Covid-19 brought 4,000 people to Marseille to showcase issues and solutions from coral reefs to land protection

Patrick Greenfield

11, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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HS2 loses large amount of potentially highly polluting bentonite
Campaigners are dismayed that so much of the clay slurry could have been lost during construction

Diane Taylor

10, Sep, 2021 @11:36 AM

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Netherlands proposes radical plans to cut livestock numbers by almost a third
Dutch farmers could be forced to sell land and reduce the amount of animals they keep to help lower ammonia pollution

Senay Boztas

09, Sep, 2021 @12:31 PM

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More global aid goes to fossil fuel projects than tackling dirty air – study
Air pollution kills more than malaria, HIV/Aids and TB combined but receives only 1% of development aid

Damian Carrington Environment editor

06, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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